Brilliant Travel Tips To Save Money & Enjoy Your Vacation

Travel is a huge passion of mine and I would love nothing more than to visit beautiful historic cities every other week. However, let’s be real. I am not rich and most of you probably are not either. But that does not mean we can’t enjoy a vacation every now and again. We just have to be smart about it. Save smarter, spend smarter. Here to help you enjoy the vacation of your dreams and save some extra doe in the process is blogger Michelle McGregor. She is sharing her experience as an avid traveler with…

The Beginners Monthly Blog Social Media Calendar

Why hello there. This is it. We made it. The final post in ScaleitSimple’s blog improvement series. Yay! If you have been reading along for the past five weeks then I want to say a big thank you. I hope that I have been able to help you grow your blog and social media as authentically and simply as possible. Please leave me a comment with some feedback,  and let me know if you would like to see more post like this in the future. Don’t forget the fun isn’t completely over! There is…

Life Updates: Vol. III – Goodbyes are Hard

In Buddhism, we are always talking about attachment. Attachment to people, material things, feelings, thoughts, everything. So I am really trying to check myself here lately because… I am moving. Being a Buddhist is hard. My relationship with this old apartment of mine runs pretty deep. In fact my feelings kind of surprise me. I moved in almost 4 years ago. Wide-eyed and ready to grab change and my life by the short and curlies. I found this cute little apartment that was a great price in a great location. The timing was right so I went for…

Blog Measures you Should Track that are not just Views

Let’s talk about traffic. I mean why not, it’s not like anyone ever talks about blog traffic anymore. Am I right? Traffic is a key measure for many bloggers and while useful in helping to track blog growth it can also be a pain point and a source of disappointment. Allow me to explain. I have a pretty normal blog, I have normalish views, traffic, and followers. I do not make thousands of dollars blogging and I do not claim to know the tricks to get you there. Sorry guys. My focus is just not there…

Fall Feelings

We made it, here we are. Fall has arrived, crept right into our lap and cuddled up like an old cat trying to settle in and get comfy. Or something like that. I never used to be a big fan of Fall. It’s not that I didn’t like Fall, I just didn’t care either way. I guess I never really paid attention to the subtleties of routines. I spent a lot of time just doing and going and moving. The past few years I have been more aware and awake. Awake to my surroundings…

A Beginners Guide to Pinterest for Bloggers

  Pinterest is the number one referral source for most bloggers and is a great place to get your blog viewed regularly and even go viral. Which is always a lovely surprise. Many bloggers have been able to make a full-time job out of blogging thanks to their Pinterest skills. And although I am not one of those savvy boss ladies I have been absorbing the in’s and out’s of this interesting trade for sometime now. This post will focus on authentically assisting you with starting a Pinterest account or help you clean up the…

Searching for Happiness – Becoming Fearless

“The only way to ease our fear and be truly happy is to acknowledge our fear and look deeply at its source. Instead of trying to escape from our fear, we can invite it up to our awareness and look at it clearly and deeply.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I recently completed level two Shambhala training. For those of you who do not know what Shambhala is, allow me to explain myself. Shambhala is a form of Tibetan Buddhism in which I have been practicing for over a year now. Last fall I attended level one training, a meditation retreat on…

A Beginners Guide to Utilizing Twitter for your Blog

Welcome to week two of this blog improvement series. I hope you had the opportunity to use some of the tools from last weeks post on Building an Engaging Facebook Page for your Blog. If so leave me a link to your Facebook page below so I can check it out! This week we will be talking about Twitter. This week we will be talking about Twitter. There is no doubt that Twitter is a major social media platform. With over 500 million tweets sent per day and over 6000 tweets per second, there is no wonder why Twitter is…

Mini Camping Trip – Gros Mourne, Newfoundland

This year we decided to take a mini-vacation right here at home. Three nights in Gros Mourne National Park. I guess Gros Mourne isn’t exactly in our backyard as it is an 8-hour drive from St. John’s, but it is still Newfoundland and it is beautiful. Gros Mourne is a World heritage site and an amazing place to visit for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, adventurers and explorers. It really is magical. A member of the Long Range Mountains, an outlying range of the Appalachian Mountains, stretching the length of the Newfoundland’s West coast…

Building an Engaging Facebook Page for your Blog

Hello, beautiful bloggers and welcome to the first of four posts all about blogging hacks! Yay! Today’s focus is on developing a Facebook platform for your blog. If you are a new blogger or have simply never taken the time to create a Facebook page for your blog then I hope this post serves as an easy inspiration for you to do so. Additionally, this post will prove beneficial for bloggers who wish to improve their current Facebook pages. For those bloggers, you can simply scroll down to the tips and tricks section of this post. Today&#8217…